Israeli soldiers arrest two Palestinian boys during clashes after Palestinians reportedly tried to reach Al tour area for a snowball fight near the Jewish settlement of Brakha, near Nablus, West Bank, last week. Seven Palestinians were reportedly arrested and five wounded. Phorograph: EPA/Alaa Badarneh
US academics back Israel boycott
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  • December 17, 2013, 20:20

A prestigious US academic body has joined a growing movement to boycott Israel in protest at its treatment of Palestinians, in a move both welcomed an(...)

A man places flowers in tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela outside his house in Johannesburg  today. Photograph: Reuters

Peter Murtagh and Bill Corcoran in JohannesburgPresident Higgins and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore have arrived in Johannesburg to attend tomorrow’s State Me(...)

Mustafa Barghouthi:“It’s not about Ireland becoming isolated as Ireland becoming the avant-garde. Many other countries would follow.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Mustafa Barghouti emerges from Kilmainham Gaol vowing to read more on Robert Emmett, executed for his failed rising in 1803.The leader of the non-viol(...)

Israeli border policemen detain a Palestinian protester as an undercover Israeli policeman walks by during clashes at Shuafat refugee camp near Jerusalem last week. Photograph: Reuters

The late Mary Holland once explained to me why she had changed sides on the Israel-Palestine issue after spending just a few hours in the region. She (...)

 Maire Geoghegan-Quinn

Suzanne Lynch, European Correspondent The EU department headed by Ireland’s EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan Quinn has become embroiled in a controvers(...)

From left: Israeli president Shimon Peres, US secretary of state John Kerry and president Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority during the World Economic Forum at the Dead Sea in Jordan. Photograph: Jim Young/New York Times.

In an effort to revive the moribund peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, US secretary of state John Kerry announced a plan to inve(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: “The Israeli government is acting in a responsible and measured way”.  Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has made it clear that additional strikes on Syria are a distinct possibility, despite warnings from (...)

Cancer patient and blind Palestinian girl Aseel al-Haj Ahmed.  Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Treatment for sick Palestinian children as part of a cross-border project is being cut back dramatically because of a drop-off in donations, a (...)

Palestinian policemen loyal to Hamas inspect the scene in Gaza after an Israeli airstrike  killed a Palestinian and wounded another in the Gaza Strip today. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

An Israeli airstrike killed a Palestinian and wounded another in the Gaza Strip today, medics said, in the first targeted attack against milit(...)

Salam Fayyad (left) with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who accepted his resignation this month as prime minister of the Palestinian Authority. Photograph: David Silverman/Getty Images

On April 13th, Palestinian Authority prime minister Salam Fayyad resigned. It was an easy development to miss, but not one to be ignored. It wa(...)

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